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Below are the notes from the most recent CNA meeting when we had a representative from the Goode Development Corp come and address questions from the Chantilly residents. This was a Q&A and we have the questions and answers summarized below. Please be advised, all responses were from TJ Larsen unless otherwise noted. There was no new information provided regarding the details of the plan beyond what we have already listed on the project details post on this website.

 

Chantilly Plaza Development:

 

Guest speaker:  TJ Larsen with Chantilly Plaza Development, speaking on behalf of Goode Development Corporation.  TJ started with a quick summary:

 

The property is zoned by right, so no approval process is needed.

 

The planning commission approved 27 d(town home) units.   This project will be a combination of town homes and 3-5 houses, 20-some town homes,extending Chesterfield Rd.

 

27-30 town homes, not releasing total as there might be shifts.

 

Q:  Will there be clusters?  A.  Probably 4-5 per building.  They will extend the barrier wall.

 

A. Price range mid 300K to high 400K, 2-3 bedroom mixed units.

 

Q:  How will the construction process work?

 

A.  One big lot. Not phase development.  It is a  tight site.  Part of the site is in the flood plain, but will be addressed where needed.

 

Q:  This will increase traffic.  Is there approval for that?

 

A. By right zoning, so no approval is required for building the private road.

 

Q: Impact to Halloween parties?

 

A.  Maybe next year.  The amount of traffic will be  negligible.

 

Q:  What will be the impacts to Shenandoah and Chesterfield having one big U joining the two?  Won’t it increase traffic flow?

 

Q. Given the increase, would it be feasible to add speed bumps for 40-50 cars?

 

A. Measurements would have to be taken to determine the need for them. Bay St. is the primary access for emergency vehicles. The criteria for getting a speed bump involve traffic patterns and the measured traffic volume.  We could put monitor up for a traffic count. If new speed bumps could be installed, money would have to be raised to cover the cost.

Q. Previous data for Bascom was 1,400 and upwards. This development will increase the car count for Bascom. Having the increased traffic in and out of Venue apartments, we were supposed to have a traffic light at Seventh and Bascom.  Can it be revisited?

 

A.  It will depend on amount of traffic volume.

 

Q. Ten years ago a similar project was proposed on the same site. That proposal was to connect Bay (is this correct or did I mishear the name of the street?) to Independence. Is this project going to add a connection to Independence Blvd.?

 

A. The size of development may have necessitated the road development. The density for this plan shouldn’t cause an extra huge amount of traffic.

 

Q. Is there a site plan we can look at?

 

A.That will be shared at the next meeting.

 

Mark Sprinkle spoke.  He said that Goode Development offered him $150K for 6K sq. ft. for his Chantilly Corners property, and that they wanted to put a wall around his property.  Someone responded that shared access becomes common right.

 

  1. With the present road to the right (of Chantilly Corners), what’s going to be there?

 

  1. That would be Chantilly Lane. That is on the site plan.

Q. What about the floodplain issues, which resulted in the teardown of Cavalier Apartments?

A.With the work on Briar Creek, the property is no longer considered to be in the floodzone.

 

Someone brought up the proximity of the hotel, considered a nuisance area.  TJ noted the brick wall will be extended for sound buffer,  right, left and toward the creek.

Q. Will an HOA be a part of the future development?

 

A. The final proposal has not put together yet.  A declaration will be done at a future date.

 

Q. How does the development square with the master plan for connecting with the greenway?

 

A. Chesterfield provides the easiest access. So the neighborhood residents will walk through the development to get to the greenway.  TJ said the greenway is being pushed as an amenity for the development, along with grill stations and a dog park.

 

Q. All residents or just them?

 

A. For use of the current neighborhood. It will not be closed off.  That will be put in the declaration.

 

Someone noted it could be used as walkway to school.

 

Q. Will this massively increase my property value? Will it fit into the general neighborhood aesthetic?

 

A. The design will be modern farmhouse, maybe. There is no full rendering sets yet, but it will not be Ryan Homes “cookie cutter” houses.  There will be a lot of work with rooflines, turned down on the ends, terraces, and spiral staircases.   So it should fit in with the general aesthetic

 

There are no set price on homes yet.  The development will stick to the price per sq ft of Chantilly.

 

Q. When will construction begin?

 

A. We anticipate lthe beginning stage in late October. With the months of the quarter left, the first of year the start of construction will be underway.

 

(Another question about flood plain.)  Only one building is affected out of the five by flood plain.  They have contacted insurance agents about this.

 

Q. Any plans for the hotel across Briar Creek?

 

A. I hope so, TJ said. Someone said that hotel is the cause for the majority of the creek cleanup work.  TJ said that seeing Independence Blvd from the new homes was a negative, but the brick wall will help.  Installing some “green giants” to mask the hotel was discussed.  No consideration was given to the idea of gating the community.

 

Someone expressed concern that the development would kill connectivity to the greenway.

 

Q. Will there be an exit to Chesterfield to make it one way? The going in and out gets tight. Andy Sontag suggested there will be more traffic on Shenandoah than Chesterfield in and out.

 

A. We have no say in Chesterfield being opened up.

 

Q. FEMA won’t allow you to extend the wall. You will need to  raise elevation by 4 feet, Mark Sprinkle noted.  With raised elevation in the floodplain, you can’t have runoff to other people’s property.

 

Q. Where can you go for questions?

 

A. Rick Winiker is dialed in for floodplain questions.

 

TJ:  We just raised a site 2 feet, watershed not restricted water flow

 

Q. Will these townhomes have yard space?

 

A. around 400 sq ft per unit on house yards are planned

 

Q. How far back from Independence Blvd and Briar Creek?

 

A. That will be on the site plan and within setback guidance per the city.

 

Q. How soon do you expect to begin selling properites?

 

A.  We expect to start presale in the spring and then expect the project to be completed with 12-18 months from ground breaking.

 

Q. How long has the CNA Board known about this project?

 

A. CNA has been involved a couple of weeks, contacted approximately 1-2 months ago. The board wanted to wait until the land purchase deal was closed before making an announcement as many real estate transactions never materialize. Similar to the Chantilly Hall condo deal several years ago.

 

Q. Has the board retained an attorney to make sure our interests are protected?

 

A. Not yet, but we can look into that.

 

Q. Does the road connecting the two streets require city approval?

 

A. No, this road would be a private road and would not need approval. Effectively this would be a connecting driveway, or a big loop through the development to provide townhome owners access to their garages.

 

Q. How will the construction equipment access the site?

 

A. the city has guidelines for clean off areas and restricting traffic. They will have to assess their options and determine the best course of action. Initially, it would appear that Shenandoah, Chesterfield, or access from Independence Blvd would offer the most logical access. To be determined.

 

Q. How will this project impact the greenway expansion?

 

A. We’re hoping the project expedites the implementation of the greenway and Goode Development Corp chose this site specifically for its access to the potential greenway and will be advocates for its own development.

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